8th-Class Mage Returns
Ian Paige is an 8th-Class Archmage who is poisoned by his only friend, the Emperor, after helping him unify the Empire. Before his death, Ian activates a time magic he had researched and goes back 30 years. Originally, he had created the magic to attone for his sins of killing innocent people during the war, but due to his demise, he changes his mind. He decides to do whatever it took to protect the people he loved, even if it meant blooding his hands once more.